Long-Presse / Baghdad
Counting Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Iraqi Haider al-Abadi, Saturday, modern and Industry Minister that his ministry has become a burden on the state. "Realistic" with paying the government 15 trillion dinars without productivity, and stressed that the board of advisers of the Cabinet is working carefully to find solutions in this regard in order to serve the Iraqi economy and Fimaachar an economist to the presence of more than 200 factory Off without maintenance and perpetuation, an economist another student not to be the privatization of these companies and factories to workers in those companies account process.
Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, said the appearance of Mohammed Saleh said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The Minister of Industry when he pointed out that the ministry has become a burden on the state, is in fact pointed to the reality of the situation is that the industries in Iraq, stalled since 2003 until now." .
Saleh added that "salaries or loans that pay is nearly 15 trillion Iraqi dinars for workers no against which the production or productivity, on the other hand, the union also has also the right to issue his defense of workers and their rights in the event of turning these companies, logic says you must find a compromise solution to this problem, "noting that" the solution is to turn these companies to industrial institutions even if the private sector, but it must be protected workers where funds social protection for retirement and a guarantee of unemployment, because there are more than 62 factories, with a large number of laboratories , the number of more than a quarter million workers, and this needs to be a large national solution. "
Saleh said that "the advisers in the Cabinet today are working very carefully to find solutions to satisfy all parties, in order to serve the Iraqi national economy."
For his part, economist said Hassan al-Asadi, said that "companies and government factories that were operating before 2003 was producing well and at multiple levels, but now we have close to most of the 200 factory Off due to the blockade conditions that preceded the fall of the regime in addition to the lack of maintenance and perpetuation for these plants even keep pace with the global industry and advanced methods of production. "
He said al-Asadi said in an interview in percentage, (long-Presse), he "also noted the Minister of Industry These factories are a burden on the state, both demanded by the International Monetary Fund as we have heard, or did not demand, and regardless of everything, then the factories must work, in order to vary Iraqi budget that relies totally dependent on oil resources. "
Asadi said that "the problem of these factories that old Mkaúnha, in addition to the number of employees is very large and add them after the 2003 big burden which politicians dismissed and corruption that accompanied these plants, and this also puts pressure on every investor, the latter makes looking for profit in any project enters the ".
He guessed Asadi "the possibility of success in this matter through the intervention of the state, a plan to shift taking place between the state and the investor," pointing out that "For example, if there was a factory with 2,000 workers, could be that the state intervention in bearing the burden of 1,500 workers, that if an investor wants 500 of these, then the state begins gradually to give workers the investor is definitely after the development of the plant will need more workers, to be done through an agreement. "
For his part, economist said spokesman Antoine in an interview with the (long-Presse), "The Minister's speech on the industry that the ministry has become a burden on the state, was based on the fact that you live miserable Iraqi industry."
He Antoine that "the Iraqi industry and since ten years since the fall of the former regime gave beyond for" 15 trillion Iraqi dinars, without the contribution of the industrial sector in GDP by little, these large sums of money, so the salaries have to be a restructuring of the sector, both at the request of The International Monetary Fund or the need for Iraq. "
Antoine said that "privatization does not mean the transfer of ownership randomly, but are meant to improve the performance of these facilities, either by entry of employees of these companies as participants in this factory, or the entry of the private sector as a strategic partner for a certain period in order to raise productivity and improve their performance," adding that "the process Privatization should not be working in those companies account, but that it should think about creating jobs for these people, either through retirement and social security Majdi, or through other ways, so well must study it first. "
The representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals companies demanded, in (4 December 2014), the Parliament to "pressure" on the government to pay their salaries have been stalled for three months and turn them on central funding, They pointed out that more than 250 thousand workers "threatened" to stop their salaries, they stressed that the Iraqi government is working to "get rid" of the big talent, with a number of MPs demanded reconsideration of the decision "unfair" the right of the public sector.
The past period demonstrations of staff of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals companies in a number of provinces, to demand the convert them from self-financing to the Central Exchange overdue salaries, most recently in Baghdad since Dozens of employees of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals leather company in the first of January 2014.
It is noteworthy that most of the Ministry of Industry scattered across Iraq companies, operating self-financing system, and taking the ancestor of banks to cover their workers and employees' salaries.
It is noteworthy that the Minister of Industry and Minerals Naseer al-Issawi has revealed, in 01/04/2015 that "mismanagement and rampant corruption" in the ministry led to the "collapse", and stressed that the ministry has become "a burden on the Iraqi economy," rather than to be a pillar of the economy, As noted, the ministry began to develop a comprehensive plan to run a number of productive sectors, pointed out that the organization (Daash) seized a number of cement plants north and forced the employees to work for him, pointing out that the South Cement Company on "the brink of collapse.
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